[CAR PORN] Genesis at Sunset

I shot a good number after the Rideau Carleton Raceway Slots Cruise Nights (those pics, coming soon), but this one, this is my absolute favorite.

Also, I love that I shot ’em on High Road. yes, I took the High Road. Quit laughing at me.

Sunset on the High Road III

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Cheap Sunglasses

Taken with Vignette, on Android 4.0.3, Google Nexus.

Cheap Sunglasses

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Summer Evenings

Summer’s definitely back, and with it, one of my favorite things.

Car Shows.

So, Wednesday night, I hit the weekly Rideau Carleton Raceway Slots cruise night in Ottawa. I’ll post a few more up through this week, but this is probably my favorite. I don’t know what this bike is, who owns it, what’s been done to it beyond the original, and honestly, I don’t care. The light was right, and … yeah, just love it.

All in White

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Black & White: From Above

One more from my shoot the other day. I wanted to separate this one, because it feels different.

As always, I love my high-contrast black & white:

From Above I

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Old Shots: Looking West

May 29th, 2006, exactly six years ago, I got a call from Darsan of Parvati who said “get over here, the storm looks awesome from my balcony. At llpm. When I worked at 7am.

Of course, I went.

I shot 300+ images that night. Exactly ONE of them was worthwhile. The very first one I shot that night.

Looking West

There’s two other guys online, who got this exact same shot, from slightly different angles. Sadly (for me) their shots are actually better than mine. I forgot to set my ISO down, and I got a ton of noise. I’ve tried a ton of things to get rid of it, and nothing cleans it up enough for me.

In the interim six years, I’ve never gotten another decent shot of lightning.

And it’s not like it’s a BAD shot, really.

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And Speaking of My Car…

One of my buddies from the Genesis Coupe forums installed his lowering springs, painted wheels, and wheel spacers, and asked for a photo-shoot.

How could I not?

I found us two locations (one, behind a high-school, where there’s always grafitti, which is an excellent backdrop for shooting cars, and the other, a quiet sideroad south of the city.) and we headed out.

Mine’s blue, his is white.

Pwned88 From Above I

Pwned88 I

On the Corner I

And, finally, my favorite shot of the day. I think this one just really works well, for the car, and the surroundings.

Pwned88 on the Corner

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Old Shots: Before The Race

Autocross season is starting up again shortly, and I’m hoping to take part this year, finally.

I got this one in 2010 though, of my buddy Chris waiting in line for his shot.

Gamz #222 eye of the Tiger

You gotta take some time to get your game face on.

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Down By the River

Because I do love me some black & white high contrast.

The Point

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Hanging with the Dog II

One last one, in b&w this time.

A lot less motion here, but really picks up my lil’ buddy’s personality, I think. And, that, despite that he’s two, and has his full adult-growth now, he’s still very, very much a puppy.


ISO 800, f/3.2, 1/250th

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Perigee Moon

It’s tough to shoot the moon (heh. Makes me think of the “Dukes of Hazzard” movie) when everything you normally do is close-up and wide-angle.

Which, I think, almost makes this more interesting.

Perigee Moon II
Nikon D70s, Nikon 50mm f/1.8
ISO 400, f/11, 1/320th second

I wouldn’t normally include the hardware, but with some cropping, I think it’s interesting to see what you can actually for detail in a shot like this, with something as normal as a 50mm. If you take your time, and plan your crop ahead of time.

Also, I do love me some negative space!

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